Candle Care


Now that you've smelled your candle cold and unboxed it, it's time to burn it for the first time. Here's what we recommend for your first burn: 

  • Trim the wick to ⅛ - ¼ inch
  • Burn in a well-ventilated area, away from drafts and strong air currents
  • Look for a calm, steady flame (not too much flickering, high flame, or smoking)



 Building the best scents involves creating multiple scent layers, called 'notes'. When you smell your candle, see which scent layers you notice.

Top Notes

Top notes are the things you smell first and are often made up of fragrances that are light and fresh, such as a herbal or citrus scent. The top notes are what pull you into the scent and create a transition into the deeper middle and bottom notes.

Middle Notes

The middle notes are what form the basis of the scent and make up most of the fragrance, often referred to as 'heart notes'. Middle scents might include fruit, spice, black pepper, and pine.

Base Notes

Base notes are used in complete contrast to the top notes. Rather than being fresh and invigorating, they have a richer, more complex depth to them. Base notes are often woodsy or musky and can include things such as amber, patchouli, and sandalwood.



It's important to care for your candle properly so you can get the most out of it, we recommend always following this advice:

  • Avoid short burns - when you burn your candle, you want to create a melt pool (where the whole top of the candle melts), this will prevent something called 'tunneling', where the edges remain unmelted but the center melts inwards
  • Don’t touch the wax while it is melted - it's hot and can damage the even burn of the candle
  • Don’t burn the candle all the way down - the bottom of the wax has a higher amount of fragrance oils (which are flammable), so burning it all the way down can cause a fire hazard
  • If burning more than one candle at a time (we love combining scents!), place them at least 3 inches apart
  • Keep the wax pool free of debris and wick trimmings for a clean, safe burn
  • Place on a non-flammable surface with space around and above it
  • Don’t let a cotton wick ‘mushroom’, this means it has been burning for too long
  • Watch the flame height - make sure it’s not too tall or out of control



  • Store your candle in a cool, dry place to ensure it stays in top condition
  • Keep your candle out of direct sun (it could cause it to fade)